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St. Olaf College





Educational Resources

Libraries

Halvorson Music Library, Glasoe Science Library, Kierkegaard Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 707,351 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,538 current serial subscriptions.
  • 9,193 microforms.
  • 19,472 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Norwegian American Historical Association Archives, Flaten Art Museum, Natural Preserve of 45 acres native prarie, 5 wetland acres, 120 acres of natural habitat

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 804 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 8 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 0 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 2,550 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 1,080 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 96% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 13% of housing units are Singles.
  • 82% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 3% of housing units are Triples.
  • 2% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 28 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 0% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 80% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Homecoming, Christmas Fest, Wellstock, Black History Month, President's Ball
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 112 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Epsilon Alpha Sigma, Eta Sigma Phi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Alpha Theta, Pi Delta Phi, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Pi Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau, Theta Alpha Phi, Theta Alpha Kappa, Blue Key, Dobro Slovo, Senior Women's Honor
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Bahai Club, Canterbury Fellowship, CARE ministry, Catholic Students Association, Christian Activities Network, Christian Outreach, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Jewish Student Organization, L'abri Lectures, SELAH, Student Congregation, Thursday Night Bible Study, T-shirt chapel
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Cultures Association, Cultural Union for Black Expression, Harambe, Hmong Culture Outreach, International Students Organization, Korean Culture Association, Muslim Student Association, Presente, Russian Choir, Russian Club, Taiko Drumming Group, Talking Circle
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Habitat for Humanity, College Democrats, Kung Fu Club, Privateers, Society of Creative Anachronism, Taekwondo Club, St. Olaf Swing Club, St. Olaf Cancer Connection, Alpha Phi Omega, Puzzled Club, St. Olaf's EMT's, Peace and Justice Resource Network, GLOW, SARN, St. Olaf Environmental Coalition, St. Olaf Trailblazing Biking Club, Scared Scriptless, Students Global Aids Campaign
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Manitou Messenger-weekly; The Pickle-twice a semester; The Reed-once a year; The Quarry-once a year

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Minneapolis / St. Paul (35)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Red Wing (25)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Travel Center/ I-35 Freeway (7)
  • Public transportation does not serve the campus.
  • Not all students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 27% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is not available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Not offered
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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